I read a stat recently that 78.5% of the cars sold in the US today are finished in a grayscale color. On top of that, blue was next at 9.5% while red followed up with 8.6%. That isn’t a lot of room for the wild colors. Thankfully, Porsche is saving the day with these wild color combos and the endless list of paint-to-sample selections. Even better, Porsche offers these crazy colors as dealer stock. Today, we roll the clock back 15 years to the 2008 Boxster Limited Edition. 500 examples were produced, 250 each for the Boxster and Boxster S. All of them were finished in “Orange”, which was the same “Orange” on the 2008 911 GT3 RS. Even crazier, they sprinkled some of that extra orange paint on the trim too. Do you want to stick out? Here you go.
CLICK FOR DETAILS: 2008 Porsche Boxster Limited Edition on eBay
Model: Boxster Limited Edition
Engine: 2.7 liter flat-6
Transmission: 5-speed manual
Mileage: 46,000 mi
Location: Beachwood, Ohio
This 2008 Porsche Boxster is an original. The owner has had it for 1 year. The vehicle runs great.
Rare limited edition, # 143/250, featuring alcantara seat inserts, steering wheel, shifter and GT3 orange color and Fuchs inspired wheels. The car has been dealer serviced, has a clean Carfax, never an accident, runs perfectly. I have a new Carfax report that I can forward. Car cover is included.
Once again, this “Limited Edition” was nothing more than Porsche hyping up fake rarity to move stock before switching over to the facelift cars the next model year with the 2009s. They do look kind of cool with the paint and the trim, and they actually took the time to individually number them rather than call it a “Black Edition” or something.
Despite these being just a special color with some pre-selected options bundled together, they actually do demand a premium … if it’s a Boxster S. One even sold for $60,000 last year even though the sticker price when new was only a little over $67,000. Again, that is for the Boxster S, not the 2.7-liter base like we have today. This one comes with an asking of $36,000, which is surely a premium over a regular Boxster that would probably sell in the mid-to-high $20,000. If you really love orange, then go for it. However, there are probably better deals elsewhere.
a fellow I know in PCA locally has one of these, which he has owned from new. It looks good in person in that orange color….
These are awesome ! Just like the Cayman “sport” editions in green from the same era.
It’s getting delivered tomorrow to my house. My dad actually purchased this exact car new. Can’t wait to see it in person.
Wow! Congratulations, @orangebox – hope you enjoy it!